Morning Report

Morning Report: Mitch Keller Makes His Second Playoff Start

Mitch Keller struggled in his first playoff start, which still ended in a Bradenton victory. Photo Credit: Tim Williams
Morning Report: Mitch Keller Makes His Second Playoff Start
John Dreker

It wasn't a good day for the playoffs on Saturday, with Bradenton losing 5-4 to even up their series, while Altoona had their game rained out. Everything I wrote for Brandon Waddell in yesterday's Morning Report still stands today, so you can check that link out if you want to read up on him and his match-up with Akron. Altoona needs to win today or their season is over. From the prospect standpoint, the big game will be in Bradenton tonight.

Mitch Keller pitched the first game of the playoffs back on Tuesday and he went 5.1 innings, allowing three runs on five hits and three walks, while striking out eight batters. It was his second start for Bradenton and besides the strikeouts, it was nothing like the first game when he threw six shutout innings. That playoff start was the first time...

To continue reading the rest of this article, subscribe to Pirates Prospects. Subscribers get access to every article on the site, along with all of our exclusive live coverage of the Pirates' minor league system, all for a very low monthly or yearly rate.

If you're already a member, you can log in below. If you think you're receiving this message in error, please e-mail tim@piratesprospects.com.

Morning Report
John Dreker

John was born in Kearny, NJ, hometown of the 2B for the Pirates 1909 World Championship team, Dots Miller. In fact they have some of the same relatives in common, so it was only natural for him to become a lifelong Pirates fan. Before joining Pirates Prospects in July 2010, John had written numerous articles on the history of baseball while also releasing his own book and co-authoring another on the history of the game. He writes a weekly article on Pirates history for the site, has already interviewed many of the current minor leaguers with many more on the way and follows the foreign minor league teams very closely for the site. John also provides in person game reports of the West Virginia Power and Altoona Curve.

More in Morning Report

Morning Report: Mitch Keller Makes His Final Start of the Season Tonight

John DrekerSeptember 14, 2017

Morning Report: Four Pittsburgh Pirates Receive Recognition from Baseball America

John DrekerSeptember 13, 2017

Morning Report: Top Highlights from the Indianapolis Season

John DrekerSeptember 12, 2017

Morning Report: Thoughts on the September Call-Ups

John DrekerSeptember 11, 2017

Morning Report: Sunday Notes on Altoona’s Win, Call-Ups Today and Two Young Prospects

John DrekerSeptember 10, 2017

Morning Report: Altoona with a Chance to Advance to Eastern League Finals Tonight

John DrekerSeptember 9, 2017

Pirates Prospects is an independent media outlet, and is in no way affiliated with the Pittsburgh Pirates, their minor league affiliates, Major League Baseball, or Minor League Baseball.

Copyright © 2017 Pirates Prospects